Most of us do not think about plumbers when it comes to guttering or roof issues. However, in New South Wales, a plumbing licence is required to do any type of plumbing or drainage work, including roof plumbing.
What is a Roof Plumber in Australia?
A roof plumber is trained in the installation of gutters, downpipes, rainwater tanks, and flashings on both residential and commercial structures. Additionally, they may install wall cladding and roof sheeting. They are able to read and interpret technical designs, which enables them to construct roof drainage systems with a variety of angles in residences. Additionally, they ensure that water tanks absorb the maximum quantity of rainfall possible by assessing the roof pitch and size.
How to become a roof plumber?
Without formal qualifications, you can work as a Roof Plumber provided you can demonstrate your technical competency to companies. A certificate III in plumbing or roof plumbing, on the other hand, is necessary most of the times.
What does a Roof Plumber do?
Roof plumbers can be involved in repairing, installing, remodelling, changing, repairing, and maintaining guttering, downpipes, roof flashing, and roof coverings on any structure or building. Also, Roof plumbing does not include work on non-metallic tile and slate roof coverings.
Roof Plumber Vs Roofer
Roofer is a generic term that refers to anyone who works on roofs. Basically, roof plumber does plumbing maintenance and installation on roof, while roofer are usually involved in other activities as well. As such, a roofer may be a licenced roofing contractor, a general contractor capable of performing roofing work, an unlicensed roofing contractor, or an employee of a roofing company.
Prior to hiring someone, it is critical to ascertain whether or not he or she is licenced. A licenced roofing contractor is permitted to bring an unlicensed roofer to assist him in his work. However, you should avoid employing an unlicensed roofer to perform independently. You must first obtain a copy of the roofer’s driver’s licence and contractor’s licence before hiring.